Data theft has increased over the past year. According to the latest Investor's Business Daily/TIPP Poll, 38% of Americans have had their personal information stolen or compromised by hackers or cybercriminals in the last 12 months.
In a TIPP Poll conducted in September 2020, this figure was 26%. So, it has risen by a whopping 12 points in the last year.
All eight personal data categories in our survey showed an increase.
The biggest increases are in social media account information (6-points), bank account information (+5-points), social security numbers (5-points), and medical information (5-points).